Tag: CRT

Don’t Believe The Lies, Believe Your Life… Episode 118 with Brian Echevarria

“Don’t Believe The Lies, Believe Your Life”… it wasn’t but a few months ago when I first heard of Brian Echevarria. Nationally, he was little known with respect to politics but then a video of him speaking in front of his local school board went viral. This episode is not about politics, but about Brian’s story. Family is his story…

Who is Brian Echevarria?
On February 14, 2022, Brian Echevarria was to be the 25th speaker at his local school board meeting in Cabarrus County, NC. Brian is passionate with regard to the controversial issues facing our children in the public school system today. Taboo issues like CRT and transgender athletes can quickly derail school board meetings, but Brian’s impassioned & sensible speech got the country talking. The video quickly went viral and he became known as CRT Dad. Brian is much more than the name would imply.Β  Brian is a Republican candidate for NC House District 73 – Christian, Conservative, Husband, Father, Small Business Owner, and Community Leader.

I am incredibly grateful to welcome my new friend Brian Echevarria as this week’s guest on the Derate The Hate podcast!

Episode 114: Is Hate Being Taught To Our Children? Group discussion on the book “STAMPED” by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Is hate being taught to our children in the public, and some private schools? A couple months ago my cousin brought to my attention a book that his 8th grade daughter had been assigned for a book review in her NW Iowa school. I was familiar with some of the toxicity that Ibram X. Kendi had been spreading, but I was not aware that his material was being used in our public school system, much less that it was being taught to 8th graders, and even younger.

“Stamped” Racism, Antiracism and You
This was not a book I had read, and I admittedly did not want to spend the money on it, but I didn’t feel it would be right if I discussed it on my show without doing so. In the beginning, authors Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds define in their terms, segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists. For the remainder of the book, they use their version of revisionist history to attribute every perceived disparity and/or racial inequity since the beginning of time to “white privilege”, segregationist whites, weak black assimilationists, or just the evils of white racism.

Episode 102: From Left to Libertarian, A Pro-Human Perspective in the Twin Cities… with Dan Garscia

As many of the regular listeners know, I love organizations that are all about bringing people together, promoting unity and community while also recognizing that we are all individuals with our own thoughts and ideas. This is why I truly adore and respect organizations like FAIR (Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism), Braver Angels and so many others that I have highlighted on the podcast. My friend Rick of Braver Angels recently introduced me Dan Garscia who is a spokesperson for the local Twin Cities chapter of FAIR.

The conversation in this episode was not originally meant to be one for broadcast, but just an introductory conversation between Dan and myself to find out more about FAIR Twin Cities. During the conversation, things were clicking with incredible synergy, so Dan and I decided this would be something of value to the DTH listeners. I have once again found a great collaborator for the Derate the Hate podcast in my new friend Dan Garscia of FAIR Twin Cities. Share this episode with your network, and more importantly, seek out and get involved with local chapters of great organizations like FAIR, Braver Angels and so many others doing great work to bring people together…

Episode 100: What is Color Us United? …with Christian Watson

Christian Watson, my guest this week, is a podcaster, YouTuber, and spokesperson for “Color Us United”. Christian is a profound thinker who’s work both with, and outside of Color Us United, is invaluable in the cause of raising awareness of toxic ideologies, battling harmful woke mob mentalities, building unity and bettering the world in which we live. Join me for this conversation where Christian explains what Color Us United is, what they do, and learn about the value system that drives him to do the work that he does.

Topics & Quotes from Conversation
~ social media and the internet ecosystem
~ “not everyone is consumed by bad ideas”
~ megalomania
~ Woke mobs and virtue signaling
~ CRT and 1619 project
~ “I’m not going to sell my integrity for just a few clicks”
~ “True success does not come from selling yourself to people for their temporary affection”

Episode 88: REAL Justice, REAL Solutions, EVERY Black Life Matters… with Kevin McGary

He saw Black Lives Matter (BLM) yucking it up with ANTIFA, having a grand ol’ time while black and brown businesses were burning, and Kevin McGary knew that something had to change. He figured people would see through the facade, but as things calmed down, and some of the noise subsided, people still didn’t get it…
After realizing himself that people were not accepting the reality that BLM was actually against everything that could actually help the black community, Kevin decided it was time for an alternative. The premise was simple, everything BLM was against, (based on their own site) EveryBLM would be for… Things like fathers, family, capitalism, school choice, pro-life, etc. Basically, REAL proven solutions that would actually help the black community. EveryBLM would be the alternative, promoting what is right and righteous.

Episode 77: School Choice is an Answer, But it’s Not The Only Answer… conversation with Tony Kinnett of The Chalkboard Review

I asked the question last week, “What do you think of the K-12 public education system as it exists today?” I think that most people who are paying attention, if being intellectually honest, would say that it’s a complete mess and it’s in many ways out of control. It is certainly out of control in terms of parents being in control of their children’s education. Many would say, and have said, that the K-12 public education system has become just another indoctrination mill for the loudest voices with a poisonous agenda. Just this week, we’ve seen the Department of Justice put out notice that those who oppose CRT and other poisonous curriculum should be monitored as domestic terrorists. Kind of scary isn’t it?

In my conversation this week,Β  Tony Kinnett of the Chalkboard Review and I discuss his piece that was recently published in the National Review titled “Conservatives, Take Back the Education Field”. We also discuss the reality that school choice, while certainly an important cause that is desperately needed, is not the only answer to solve the problems we face as a nation with our education system. It will take much more than school choice legislation to fix the mess we’re in. So many important points came out of this great conversation with Tony. Don’t miss this great conversation and be sure to share it far and wide…